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in mali. secretary of state hillary clinton is in touch with algerian officials? >> yes, state department officials confirming within the last two hours, secretary of state clinton has called the algerian prime minister. the two countries, two governments working together to try to work out what they can do to bring had an end to this hostage situation. state department officials would not confirm any numbers, any names, any details about this. they say they want to keep everything under wraps so they can work the channels as best they know how. this, of course, a very concerning situation with these islamic militants taking the hostages. among them some americans, just put the map back up again. we're going to talk about mali in the south. look to the east. it is possibly no coincidence that this gas field is right on the border with libya. the rise of islamic extremism right across north africa is a major concern right now for u.s. officials. >> as you look at that map, you can see mali is well to the south. all of this is related to the fight against islamists in the neighboring countr
letting french jets use their airspace to attack militants in mali. hillary clinton just spoke to the algerian prime minister. what did she say about that conversation? >> she just spoke at the state department. she said that the hostages are still in danger. it is an ongoing situation. there was not a lot of clarity yesterday about what was happening at the facility but it is still ongoing. she also said she offered more counterterrorism help to the al swreerians, help they have already provided to the algerians suggesting there is help within the country, but that is something that the algerians have rebuffed. >> i spoke with the algerian prime minister again this morning to get an update on this very difficult situation, and to underscore again that the utmost care must be taken to preserve innocent life. >> reporter: untold members of hostages were killed when the algerians opened fire on a convoy of five vehicles as the hostage takers tried to leave the bp complex. the algerians were given the fly out wounded today. they say a c-130 is heading toward a air base in italy. t
to london. they should be landing there sometime later today. but we also -- secretary of state clinton just spoke about the situation in algeria. >> instability in mala has rated the opportunity for a staging base and safe haven for terrorist. >> the white house confirms there are still americans being held. we have confirmed from other sources there's at least one american still being held by the hostages, the hostage takers claim to have killed 35 hostages and now the algerian government is for the first time admitting there were casualties that resulted from their raid. our sister network sky news said there were reports of a large explosion at the facility a little over two hours ago. what we can confirm is that a little after 7:00 a.m. eastern time, the algerian military opened fire at the facility using helicopter gunships. they were trying to -- it was a raid that went wrong, but they are still encircling the facility. >> what, if anything, is the u.s. military doing to help? >> no u.s. troops have been sent into algeria. we do know that one u.s. drone was repositioned over the facil
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